FL Officials Arrest Sex Traffickers, Smuggled Women Across Border

  • Tampa-area authorities rescued eight women who were forced into sex trafficking by smugglers who brought them across the southern border.
  • Authorities also arrested the alleged smuggler and trafficker, who were charged with 47 counts of human trafficking.
  • “These horrific acts of sex trafficking are among the most depraved crimes we have seen in a long time and highlight how criminals are taking advantage of [President Joe] Biden’s open border to advance their illicit trade,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said. “I applaud the swift, courageous actions of Sheriff Chronister’s deputies and ensure my Statewide Prosecutors will hold the traffickers accountable in court for what they did to these eight women.”
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